by Sean Smith
The California based rock band Incubus released new music this week. The group, fronted by Brandon Boyd, released an EP titled Trust Fall (Side A). It is Incubus’ first official release since the band’s 2011 full-length studio effort If Not Now, When?.
Incubus has released “Absolution Calling” as the first single off of the four track Trust Fall (Side A) EP. If you are a fan that was hoping for more than just a few new songs from Incubus this year, you may still be in luck. The word on the street is that Incubus will be recording more music for a follow up EP while they go on tour this summer. That tour that the band will be heading out on this summer is one in which they will be co-headlining with the Deftones. The five week long tour kicks off on July 22nd in Clarkston, MI, and winds down on August 30th in Chula Vista, CA. You can check out all the dates as well as order tickets for the tour on the Ticket master website.
Incubus formed as a band in 1991 in Calabasas, CA. The band released their first studio album Fungus Amongus independently in 1995. They were soon thereafter signed to a deal with Immortal Records, later a part of Epic Records, and released an EP and their second full length studio album S.C.I.E.N.C.E. in 1997. But it was Incubus’ third studio album, Make Yourself, which catapulted the band onto the popular music scene.
The lead single for Make Yourself was “Pardon Me”, a song that performed extremely well for Incubus on the rock charts reaching as high as the third spot on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The second single “Stellar” performed similarly on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at the number two position. But just as it was Incubus’ third album which eventually garnered the band crossover success, it would be the third single off of Make Yourself which would make that crossover success possible.
“Drive” was the third and final single released off of Incubus’ 1999 album Make Yourself. The song, released in November of 2000, not only topped the aforementioned Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, but it also achieved mainstream crossover success. “Drive” would go on to chart as high as the number nine spot on the pop driven Billboard Hot 100. A video was released in promotion of the single and featured animation drawn up by frontman Brandon Boyd and drummer Jose Pasillas. The half animation and half live performance set video earned the band a “Best Group Video” nomination at the 2001 MTV VMA’s.
In light of the new Trust Fall (Side A) EP released by Incubus earlier this week, we take a moment to remember the band’s 2000 pop breakthrough single “Drive”. Enjoy.
From: Make Yourself